David Villa believes Cesc Fabregas deserves to return to his boyhood club Barcelona.
The Spanish striker insists he would welcome the Arsenal captain back to Catalonia if the 24-year-old was to make a move from the Emirates.
And Villa, whose team claimed a comfortable Champions League victory over Manchester United, thinks Fabregas would fit in to a team fast becoming dubbed the best in history.
The Gunners midfielder has endured a disappointing season with Arsenal which culminated in Manchester City clinching third spot to ensure automatic Champions League qualification.
While a successful 2010/11 campaign for Barca highlighted the already outstanding options coach Pep Guardiola has available.
But despite the accomplishments of the European champions, Villa is adamant his Spain team-mate, who was signed by Barcelona's youth academy aged 10, can play a key role at Camp Nou.
The Spanish striker told Cadena COPE radio: "As a player, everybody knows what Barcelona brings. And as a person, he [Fabregas] deserves to return to Barcelona, his family is here and it is where he started.
"Having him would be a great joy and I'd be happy for him because he deserves it, and I'd be happy to have him as my team-mate."